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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze T'ao T'ie Mask Belt Hook (back)
    Chinese Bronze T'ao T'ie Mask Belt Hook (back)

    2" w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present.

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    Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (view from above)

    3" l. Cast with long scrolled horns flanking a crest, large ears, prominent snout and protruding curved tongue forming the hook.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (top view)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (top view)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

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    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Dingyao Twin Fish Bowl
    Chinese Dingyao Twin Fish Bowl

    6" w. Very thinly potted and molded stoneware with slightly cupped and flared near the rim, molded in the center of the interior with two fish swimming in a combed pattern of water with five slightly raised lines radiating out toward the rim, small and short fine foot ring, greenish-beige glaze except on the rim, foot ring and base.

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    Chinese Stoneware Dish (top)

    7 1/2" w. Small dish, shallow, gently curving upward from the flat, footless bottom with traces of three large spur mounds, carved design of overlapping lotus petals with pod rings in the center, olive green crazed and glassy glaze with dark poolings in the recesses and near the base, grey body.

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    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze

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    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    4 3/4" w. Astronomical mirror.

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    Incense Burner on Stand

    Small brass incense burner, probably originally used for funerary rites within the home. Small turned dog on the top, with dragon heads projecting from the handles.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)
    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view

    2"w. Back side of bronze belt hook. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (back)
    Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (back)

    3" l. Cast with long scrolled horns flanking a crest, large ears, prominent snout and protruding curved tongue forming the hook.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Molded Dehua Porcelain Libation Cup
    Chinese Molded Dehua Porcelain Libation Cup

    2 1/6" h. Faceted, flared sides molded with raised animals, tigers, deer, etc., octagonal lip, four comma-shape feet, unctuous cream-white glaze, body thick and translucent.

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    Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (front)

    Guardian figure shown from the front, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height. Back view.Guardian figure shown from the rear, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao Teabowl (profile)
    Chinese Jianyao Teabowl (profile)

    2" h x 4 1/4" w. The conical bowl on a narrow shallow foot ring is covered with a chocolate glaze on the exterior and interior of the reddish brown stoneware except for the base and just above the foot ring. For a related view, see related record below.

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    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

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    Seated Buddha on Wooden Stand

    Carved, red lacquer laughing Buddha, seated with right knee raised, hand clutching a set of prayer beads resting upon it.

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    Blue Glass Vase with Box (out of box)

    View of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

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    Carved and Painted Wooden Brush (front)

    Front of brush made of wood and hair.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 4
    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 4

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating ""heaped and piled"" effect, surface with ""orange peel"" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period

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    Funerary Vases (view 1) vase 1

    One of two funerary vases. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 2

    This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Mutton Fat Jade with Wooden Stand - bottom view
    Chinese Mutton Fat Jade with Wooden Stand - bottom view

    3 7/8" l. Greenish-white jade with russet markings carved in an archaistic style standing dragon, handcarved fitted wood stand.